Rackspace Cloud 'Drizzles' Into Open-Source Software
Mar 24, 2010, 23:32 (0 Talkback[s])
"As Oracle continues to shed the former open-source software
personnel of Sun Microsystems, other companies are benefiting from
the transition. Among those is cloud computing and hosting vendor
Rackspace, which recently hired four of the key open source
developers behind the Drizzle database effort, a spin-off from the
Sun-owned MySQL database.
"Rackspace uses MySQL today in its infrastructure but has said
that it sees its limitations when it comes to cloud deployments.
That's the reason behind the company's interest in Drizzle. In some
ways, Drizzle is an enhanced version of MySQL, providing additional
cloud scalability features, but Rackspace said the project is not
quite ready for prime time yet -- but with its investment, it's
hoping to help get it there.
""We've had issues with scaling MySQL in a multi-tenant
environment like ours, so we've been looking at other database
options and have been looking at Drizzle for over a year," Jonathan
Bryce, co-founder of the Rackspace Cloud, told
InternetNews.com."When the opportunity came up to really get
serious about funding Drizzle, we jumped at it and were able to
bring on basically the entire core team that is working on